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Review must strengthen, not dismantle Medicare

Wednesday 22nd April, 2015

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed plans for a review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), announced by the Federal Minister for Health today. Read more

Abbott Government must restore health funding

Wednesday 15th April, 2015

In the lead-up to the 2015 Budget, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Abbott Government to restore over $50 billion ripped from the public health system. Read more

Nursing Pathways Project

Friday 27th March, 2015

The Nursing Pathways Project provides a FREE online toolkit to map career and education pathways for nursing, now available on the ANMF online Education Programs page. Read more

What do your penalty rates mean to you?

Friday 13th March, 2015

In our recent penalty rates survey more than 13,000 nurses and midwives and assistants in nursing told us how much penalty rates meant to them and said they would take action to defend them. Read more

Ratios to be legislated under a Labor government

Tuesday 10th March, 2015

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomed today’s election commitment by NSW Labor to employ 840 additional nurses in emergency departments and paediatric wards, mandate nurse-to-patient ratios under new legislation and challenged the Liberal-Nationals Coalition to match or better the promise. Read more

Victorian nurses rally for their rights

Thursday 5th March, 2015

Victorian nurses and midwives joined up to 50,000 workers (4 March) in rallying as part of a national day of action to signal to the federal Coalition Government: ‘We will fight to keep our working conditions.’ Read more

ANMF leaders join “National Day of Action”

Wednesday 4th March, 2015

The leaders of the country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), will join nurses and midwives for today’s National Day of Action in capital cities and towns, in a show of force against the Abbott Government’s industrial relations agenda. Read more

Nurses and midwives defeat “flawed” GP tax

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

The country’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Abbott Government’s backflip on its proposed GP tax after a tireless campaign by nurses and midwives who warned it would destroy Medicare. Read more

Nurses, midwives will act if penalty rates are cut

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

More than 13,000 of Australia’s nurses and midwives have had their say on the importance of penalty rates with an overwhelming 93% warning they are prepared to take action to protect their penalty rates – over 60% said this would include stop work or strike action. Read more

New report shows the TPP is bad for our health

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the release today of a report, Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia, which examines potential impacts of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on our health sector. Read more

Minister, listen to nurses and midwives

Thursday 19th February, 2015

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is demanding to know why it is being shut out of the Abbott Government’s so-called “consultation” with health groups over its proposed GP tax. Read more

Saving Medicare: universal health care is vital in a fair society

Wednesday 11th February, 2015

Australia’s universal health insurance scheme, Medicare, has ensured world-leading public health care is accessible for all, for over 30 years. The availability of bulk-billing has delivered a health system that is more cost-effective and equitable than in many comparable OECD countries. Read more

Nurses warn against Americanisation of health

Sunday 8th February, 2015

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is due to launch a new television advertising campaign, to air across metropolitan and regional NSW, ahead of next month’s state election. Read more